Kimbo Lodge Backpackers is ideally situated on the corner of Buitenkant and Roeland streets in the heart of Cape Town, bordering Cape Town CBD, Gardens and District Six. Our backpackers Lodge offers 12 rooms above one of Cape Towns oldest historic Hotel and pubs (The Kimberley Hotel) that was built in 1895. This hotel was originally the starting point for the first settlers/miners and prospectors who travelled on horse-drawn carriages to the town of Kimberleys diamond mines. The Hotel and traditional Barnies English pub (locally known as The Kimbo Pub) on the ground level still offers a vintage charm with tiled walls, dark wood, as well as diamond and gold mining bric-a-brack.
Being at the edge of Cape Town City, the District Six Museum, Cape Towns historic Parliament, Green Market Square, The Castle of Goodhope, Gardens Shopping Mall and Long street (to mention but a few) are all in walking distance. Table Mountain Cable Way, The Waterfront, Seapoint and Camps Bay and their beaches are all within a 5 to 15 minutes drive. The surrounding neighbourhood is also famous for its Boutique Shops, Restaurants, Bars, Coffee shops and Nightclubs – please enquire at our reception/ travellers desk for more info.
We are less than fifteen minutes drive to great Golf and Mashie courses
As well as specializing in group bookings, we also have various options available for budget conscious travellers. Our 12 rooms offer a range of accommodation: Dorms and private rooms with shared bathrooms, Family and private en suite rooms. All our guests staying in our rooms are offered a free welcome beverage upon arrival to enjoy whilst taking in the views Cape Towns beautiful Table Mountain. Free WiFi and a complimentary Sunrise breakfast in The Kimbo Coffee shop and Bistro are included in our accommodation rates. Great Pub Lunches and Dinners are also available on their menu.
Please note that our pubs downstairs offers a vibrant atmosphere during happy hour, over weekends and during some events like South African Rugby days etc. As a result some may find the rooms a bit noisy .We recommend to our guests that they join in, meet some of our local and international travellers and be part of the fun. The bar closes around 2am, in time for the more committed to hit the clubs that are in walking distance.
The Kimbo Coffee shop and Bistro offers a menu of dining classics ranging from Toasted Sandwiches, Bangers and Mash to Steak egg and Chips and lots more. Try our famous Beef Burgers that are home made (no processed pork patties here) and served with a good portion of chips. If there is a group of you, you can opt for the Snack Baskets or share a Platter.
Our Bistro Coffee Shop offers an internet café, great pastries, cakes, a wide range of coffee choices and a Pizza oven.
We offer Forex exchange and have ATM machine onsite should you wish to draw cash.
A full range of sports and leisure are available for rental –including Bycicles,Kayaks,surfboards,longbords,skateboards,Sharkshields,snorkling gear ,Golf clubs, Stand up paddle boards .
Terms & Conditions
If cancelled up to 30 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled 29-7 days before date of arrival, 50% of the total price of the reservation will be charged. If cancelled later or in the case of a no show, the total price of the reservation will be charged.